Robinson Cano
Mariners' Robinson Cano suffers non-displaced fracture in right toe
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA
11/15/2014
News: Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was ruled out for the remainder of the Japan Series after suffering a non-displaced fracture of the pinkie toe on his right foot during the eighth inning of Saturday's game against Samurai Japan.

Cano was taken to a local hospital for X-rays immediately after being hit by a pitch, which revealed the fracture. He will be sidelined approximately 3-4 weeks before resuming baseball activities in mid-December, a source told MLB.com.

In his first season with the Mariners after signing a 10-year, $240 million contract, Cano posted a .314/.382/.454 slash line to go along with 14 home runs, 82 RBI and a career-high 10 stolen bases in 595 at-bats. He is expected to be fully recovered for spring training.

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Howie Kendrick
Report: Angels want to keep Kendrick
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA
11/14/2014
News: Despite various trade rumors, the Angels are intent on keeping second baseman Howie Kendrick for the 2015 season, according to the Orange County Register.

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has told various reporters he would prefer not to trade Kendrick. The Blue Jays and Yankees are among the teams that have expressed interest in Kendrick.

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Devon Travis
Blue Jays GM expects Devon Travis to open season at Triple-A
Devon Travis, 2B, DET
11/13/2014
News: Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday he had no plans to trade outfielder Anthony Gose, but he really wanted prospect Devon Travis, who was acquired in a Wednesday trade with the Tigers. He added the trade addressed areas of needs for both teams, but the deal for the Blue Jays "has everything to do with Devon Travis."

Anthopoulos said Travis "does a lot of things well," and has the chance to compete for the starting job at second base this spring. Although, Anthopoulos cautioned Travis hasn't played above Double-A and expects him to start the season at Triple-A.

Travis entered the 2014 season as a top-100 prospect (No. 84), according to Baseball America. He played in 100 games this past season for Double-A Erie, batting .298 with a .358 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage and .817 OPS. He also had seven triples, 20 doubles, 10 home runs, 52 RBI and 68 runs.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia says he's 'back to 100 percent'
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
11/5/2014
News: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he's "back to 100 percent" following wrist surgery, according to ESPN.

Pedroia told the local media that his wrist feels so much better after the procedure. "Now that it’s fixed, it’s night and day," he said. Pedroia injured himself during the team's opener last season, but played almost the entire year with the injury. He didn't undergo surgery until September 11. He also expressed optimism about next season. "I’m full strength and I’m pretty excited," Pedroia said. "It’s been a long time since I’ve been myself. It’s going to be a lot of fun next year."

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Omar Infante
Royals' Omar Infante taking Toradol to fight off shoulder pain
Omar Infante, 2B, KC
10/24/2014
News: Royals infielder Omar Infante, who is fresh off a signature Game 2 performance in the World Series, is taking increased doses of Toradol to fight off shoulder discomfort, the Kansas City Star reports.

"I feel better, because I'm taking strong pills," Infante said. "That’s helped me a lot. I feel it a little bit in B.P., and I still feel sore in the front of my shoulder. But yesterday I felt more comfortable."

Infante has a .229/.300/.343 line with one home run and three RBI over 10 postseason games. He may opt for offseason surgery to repair his nagging shoulder injury.

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Ryan Flaherty
Ryan Flaherty homers in Game 4 loss Wednesday
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL
10/15/2014
News: Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty went 1 for 3 with a solo home run Wednesday, but it was the only offense Baltimore could muster in a 2-1 eliminaton loss to the Royals in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Flaherty performed well during the postseason, hitting .286/.400/.429 in 21 at-bats after posting a .221/.288/.356 line during the regular season. The Orioles were outscored by only six runs during the ALCS but wound up being swept by the Royals, ending their season in disappointing fashion.

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